Topics of the day:

1. Putting orthodontics into perspective
2. Bonded lingual retainer CAUSING teeth to shift
3. Headgear for Ni allergic patient
4. Lingual Ortho Course, Paris: deadline for discounted fee extended to 15th April
5. ESCO - The Electronic Study Club for Orthodontics


Date: Fri, 08 Apr 2005 17:16:05 +1000
To: "The Electronic Study Club for Orthodontics" <>
From: "Barry Mollenhauer" <>
Subject: Putting orthodontics into perspective

Dear ESCO friends,

With the last message an attachment (a FROnews personal newsletter) was included relevant to choice of treatment options. Now that the dust should have settled on treatment choices, a copy of an earlier newsletter of mine is being sent as an attachment... that is of far more consequence.

It contains decades of study and thought (having been editor of the AOJ and on the WJO Editorial Board) about where we are at, where we should be at, and even what we should be protecting. May I suggest that members of ESCO at least read the first few pages as orientation... but hopefully read the lot despite its length?

On showing copies to medical practitioners, their responses have been amazing. That is, the newsletter seems to fill a common and wide ranging need to help people orientate their professional thoughts and experiences. Unfortunately, because of the condensed writing, some sections require multiple readings.

Furthermore, it has such wide ranging consequences that it could even be considered as a White Paper for national governing bodies (e.g. AAO, EOS, JOS, BSSO, ASO, and maybe even the ADA, etc.).

(Dr) Barry Mollenhauer
Melbourne, Australia.

(Please see the attached MS Word document.)


Date: Wed, 6 Apr 2005 07:18:41 EDT
Subject: Bonded lingual retainer CAUSING teeth to shift

Is anyone else seeing a phenomenon of teeth shifting in a very unique way after a period of time in fixed lingual retainers?  Our practice has seen more than a few patients come in, sometimes even years post- treatment, with a distinct torquing of the lateral incisor/canine (lateral crown torque), both maxillary and mandibular.  At first we assumed that the wire was not passive, but after being very careful in bending them, we still saw the problem.  Then we thought maybe the wire (Ormco, braided Twisti-Flex) was unraveling?  We cannot figure it out!  If anyone has any ideas, we would much appreciate it.  Also, please let us know if there is a certain technique/wire/lab that you are happy with.  Thanks so much...

Jen Salzer
New York

Subject: Headgear for Ni allergic patient
Date: Tue, 05 Apr 2005 00:40:25 +0000

Members Do you know of a headgear (manufacturer please) that can be used on a nickel sensitive patient?

Marshall Fleer DDS
East Brunswick NJ 


Subject: Lingual Ortho Course, Paris: deadline for discounted fee extended to 15th April
Date: Thu 4/7/2005 6:58 AM

Dear Doctor,

We are pleased to inform you that:
1) There are still a few places left for the San Francisco course (18-19 May). So hurry to register!!
2) The 20% early registration discount deadline, for the Paris course, has been extended until 15th April.  
     So don't delay - register now!

We look forward to welcoming you.

Yours Sincerely,

Dr. Rafi Romano & Dr. Silvia Geron < > - your number one address for lingual courses on the web < >

(See attachment for more details.)


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